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Office of the Director Quality Assurance

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The aim of Quality Assurance Directorate is to enhance the effectiveness of the University’s core activities. The Directorate safeguards and helps improve the teaching and research standards and quality of services at Makerere University.

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The Director Dr. Vincent A Ssembatya holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Florida, USA December 2001. He has a Masters and Bachelors of Sciences from Makerere University.

He brings experience gained as Dean, Faculty of Science-Makerere University (2005 – 2009 and Head, Department of Science in Acting Capacity for the year 2003. He is been a member of Makerere University Senate and various committees of the senate and council (Examinations, Staff Development, Mature Age, Budgeting & Projects sub-committees). As Dean, he piloted a number of Quality Assurance flagship projects funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. He was member of the team that wrote the new University Strategic Plan in which he developed the resource allocation model.

He is a member (2005 to date) of the University Financial and Reforms Committee which is in the process of finalizing writing an Organizational Handbook and Research Manual for the University. Nationally, he has been involved in a number of task forces including the Management Team for setting up the Uganda Petroleum Institute and the task force for writing the 2nd phase of the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Programme. He Chairs the Advisory Board for UVRI-Makerere University partnership for research collaboration in infectious diseases which is funded by the Wellcome Trust in the UK.

Internationally, Dr. Ssembatya is member of the Governing Council of the African Network for Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI); He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Florida; A member of the Advisory Committee of the Eastern African Universities Mathematics Programme and a member of American Mathematical Society. He is part of the NEI (New Einstein Initiative) working with Prof. Neil Turok of the Perimeter Institute in Canada, to set up African Mathematical Institutes Networks (AMINET).

The Directorate

This is made up divisions namely: Teaching and Learning, which coordinates and supervises all activities related to the quality of teaching and learning in the university; Research and Publications, responsible for implementing the University Quality Assurance policy related to research and publications including evaluation of research training and supervision; and Support Services, which coordinates all activities related to staff, student and infrastructure support services.

Contact Information

Director, Quality Assurance Directorate: Dr. Vincent A. Ssembatya
Room 203, Senate Building
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 533009
Fax: +256 414 533640
Email: vas[at]qad.mak.ac.ug

Visit the Quality Assurance Directorate webpage at http://qad.mak.ac.ug

 

The aim of Quality Assurance Directorate is to enhance the effectiveness of the University’s core activities. The Directorate safeguards and helps improve the teaching and research standards and quality of services at Makerere University.

Profile

The Director Dr. Vincent A Ssembatya holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Florida, USA December 2001. He has a Masters and Bachelors of Sciences from Makerere University.

He brings experience gained as Dean, Faculty of Science-Makerere University (2005 – 2009 and Head, Department of Science in Acting Capacity for the year 2003. He is been a member of Makerere University Senate and various committees of the senate and council (Examinations, Staff Development, Mature Age, Budgeting & Projects sub-committees). As Dean, he piloted a number of Quality Assurance flagship projects funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. He was member of the team that wrote the new University Strategic Plan in which he developed the resource allocation model.

He is a member (2005 to date) of the University Financial and Reforms Committee which is in the process of finalizing writing an Organizational Handbook and Research Manual for the University. Nationally, he has been involved in a number of task forces including the Management Team for setting up the Uganda Petroleum Institute and the task force for writing the 2nd phase of the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Programme. He Chairs the Advisory Board for UVRI-Makerere University partnership for research collaboration in infectious diseases which is funded by the Wellcome Trust in the UK.

Internationally, Dr. Ssembatya is member of the Governing Council of the African Network for Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI); He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Florida; A member of the Advisory Committee of the Eastern African Universities Mathematics Programme and a member of American Mathematical Society. He is part of the NEI (New Einstein Initiative) working with Prof. Neil Turok of the Perimeter Institute in Canada, to set up African Mathematical Institutes Networks (AMINET).

The Directorate

This is made up divisions namely: Teaching and Learning, which coordinates and supervises all activities related to the quality of teaching and learning in the university; Research and Publications, responsible for implementing the University Quality Assurance policy related to research and publications including evaluation of research training and supervision; and Support Services, which coordinates all activities related to staff, student and infrastructure support services.

Contact Information

Director, Quality Assurance Directorate: Dr. Vincent A. Ssembatya
Room 203, Senate Building
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 533009
Fax: +256 414 533640
Email: vas[at]qad.mak.ac.ug

Visit the Quality Assurance Directorate webpage at http://qad.mak.ac.ug

 

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4th Call For Applications: MURBS Departmental Ambassadors

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URBRA’s Mrs. Ritah Nansasi Wasswa (2nd L) assisted by Ag. University Secretary-Mr. Yusuf Kiranda (L) hands over a plaque of recognition to Outgoing Trustee-Ms. Dorothy Nannozi Kabanda (2nd R) as Incoming Trustee-Ms. Franco Angida Mugyema (R) applauds during the MURBS Board Handover on 26th March 2021.

In February 2018, the Makerere University Retirement Benefits Scheme (MURBS) launched the Departmental Ambassadors Programme. MURBS hopes to use this Ambassadors Programme to engage more directly with its membership and enhance member education. MURBS further perceives this Programme as a means to mitigate succession planning risks.

MURBS Fund Value continues to grow, and as at 31st March 2021, it stood at Ushs 235.5bn as compared to Ushs 209.6bn as at 30th June 2020. Given this growth, there is increased need for prospective Trustees, who are well equipped with relevant knowledge and skills, and with practical exposure to the management and governance of MURBS.

Eligibility

  1. Must be employed by the University on permanent terms
  2. Must be an Active Member of the Scheme (currently contributing to the Scheme) and appear on the Official Register of the MURBS Active Membership as at 30th April 2021.
  3. Must be willing to commit time to trainings and other ambassadorial activities organised by the Scheme.

Mode of training for 4th Cohort of Ambassadors

Training for this (4th) Cohort of Ambassadors is envisaged to be conducted over the zoom online platform only, due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Scheme does not envisage any face-to-face interactions.

Tenure of Office & Termination or Withdrawal

There is no tenure of office for the Departmental Ambassador. As long as a member is willing to continue serving as an Ambassador, and the Ambassador continues to satisfy the eligibility criteria above, she or he will remain a MURBS Ambassador.

How to Apply

Interested members should complete the MURBS Departmental Ambassador Application Form 01-0218. The completed Form together with the requested attachments should be sent to info[at]murbs.mak.ac.ug and copy to wilber.naigambi[at]mak.ac.ug no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 14th June 2021. We discourage hand delivery of applications.

Confirmation/Approval Process

MURBS shall acknowledge receipt of each application received within 12 hours and will respond to the applicants to confirm the status of their application in writing (by e-mail). Upon approval of the application, the name of the approved Ambassador together with the Department and School/Unit will be updated on the list of the MURBS Departmental Ambassadors in the Group 4 category and published on the MURBS website.

NOTE: There is no limit as to the number of ambassadors that MURBS can have in a department.

Please see Downloads for the detailed call and application form.

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Chair Council Communication on Closure of Makerere University

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An older photo of the Main Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda as seen from across the Freedom Square. Date taken: 22nd October 2012.

7th June 2021

All Members of Staff
All Students and Stakeholders
Makerere University

RE: CLOSURE OF MAKERERE UNIVERSITY

Following the address to the Nation by H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of Uganda, on 6th June 2021, this is to inform you that the University will be closed with effect from today 7th June 2021 for 42days.

During the closure, the University shall observe a 30% physical presence of staff while other faculty and administrative staff shall continue to work online.

Management will inform staff and students on the implementation of teaching, learning, and research activities online. Construction activities shall continue as per the President’s directives and with strict adherence to the COVID-19 SOPs.

Yours sincerely,

Lorna Magara (Mrs.)
Chairperson, Makerere University Council

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RUFORUM: Transforming Higher Education Videos and Links

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Delegates brainstorm during the 15th RUFORUM AGM held at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana from 2-6 December, 2019. Photo credit: RUFORUM

Video Series developed by Julieta Mazzola, EARTH University.

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  1. What is Community Engagement?  Video 1 of 3.  https://youtu.be/etv2-W1U3O0
  2. Different Forms of University Engagement with the Community. Video 2 of 3. https://youtu.be/73h2p8P0BLw
  3. Student learning through Community Engagement. Video 3 of 3. https://youtu.be/Ule3P1-tjC4

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